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Nonfiction Bestsellers

What’s hot? What’s new in fiction? Where are the latest titles by your favorite authors? The Bestseller Collection, located front and center on the First Floor of the Main Library, has all of the above and more. Multiple copies available. Check it!

In alphabetical order by the author's last name:




Agus, David B.
The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health
RA 776.5 A39 2016
Medical innovation can now extend human life.
Ansari, Aziz
Modern Romance
HQ801.A5985 2015x
Technology has made finding that special someone (though apparently highly amusing) much more difficult.
Apatow, Judd
Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy
PN1969.C65 A63 2015
Comedians examine and try to explain exactly what it is they do and how they are able to do it.


Barry, Dave
Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry
PN6231.L48 B37 2015
Dave Barry is the master at finding humor in the current of everyday life.
Brinkley, Christie
Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great
RA778.B783 2015
Tips on diet, exercise, make-up, skincare and fashion to help you look your youthful best.
Brown, Brené
Rising Strong
BF637.S4 B118 2015
Not being afraid to fail and daring to succeed are the key points.
Brownstein, Carrie
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
ML420.B8198 A3 2015
One of the first underground feminist punk rock stars, has nothing but an interesting story to tell.
Brokaw, Tom
A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
RC280.B6 B76
Famed correspondent ponders his manageable but incurable blood cancer.
Brooks, David
The Road to Character
BF818.B764 2015
New York Times columnist believes that the success of a person or people comes from what is on the inside.
Brower, Kate Andersen
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
F204.W5 B75 2015
The butler didn't do it but he knows who did.
Bryson, Bill
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
DA632.B79 2016
Another lovely trip around England to complement perhaps the author's finest book Notes From a Small Island. Smashing!
Buettner, Dan
The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
RA784.B75 2015
Once you enter the Blue Zone everything is groovy.


Carmon, Irin
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
KF8745 G56 C37 2015
Caroli, Betty Boyd
Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President
E848.J64 C37 2015
As far as her husband's political career was concerned, Lady Bird Johnson (nee, Claudia Alta Taylor) was indispensable.
Carson, Candy
A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson
E901.1 C369 C37 2016
Candy Carson sends some love to her husband, Ben.
Cleese, John
So, Anyway...
PN2598.C47 A3 2014bx
The actor/comedian goes on a silly walk back to the beginning.
Clinton, Hillary
Hard Choices
E887.C55 A3 2014y
HRC recalls her tenure as Secretary of State..
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Between the World and Me
E185.615.C6335 2015
Testimony from father to son about being black in America.
Coulter, Ann
Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole
JV6483.C68 2015
The disinherited peoples of the earth are always a major concern.
Cuddy, Amy
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
BF575.S39 2015
Presence: "the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we are making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves."


Deresiewicz, William
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
LA227.4 D473 2014x
Ivy League schools have become practical rather than creative and so have their students.
Diamandis, Peter H.
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
HB615.D52 2015x
new technologies + savvy entrepreneurs = big money.
Dickerman, Sara
Bon Appetit: The Food Lover's Cleanse: 140 Delicious, Nourishing Recipes That Will Tempt You Back into Healthful Eating
RA784.5 D53 2015x
Fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and a little bit of chocolate, from Bon Appétit.
DiSpirito, Rocco
The Negative Calorie Diet: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days with 10 All You Can Eat Foods
RM222.2 D576 2016
Diet of all-you-can-eat super foods that cause you to burn energy and calories.
Dunham, Lena
Not That Kind of Girl
PN1992.4 D86 A3 2014
A painfully frank yet humorous account of a young woman coming into her own.


Elwes, Cary
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
PN1997.P74534 E69 2014
Behind-the-scenes look at the classic film.



Gaffigan, Jim
Food: A Love Story
PN6231.F66 G34 2014
Loving food means never having to say you're sorry.
Garten, Ina
Make It Ahead
PN6231.F66 G34 2014
How to prepare meals not on-time but ahead of time.
Gates, Robert M.
A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service.
E897.4 G37 A3 2016
Robert Gates has a plan to both reduce and reform civic and private bureaucracy.
Gawande, Atul
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
R726.8 G39 2014y
Dr. Gawande argues that medical science should be more concerned with improving the quality of life of the sick and elderly rather than prolonging it.
Gay, Roxane
Bad Feminist
HQ 1421 G39 2014x
Humorous take on feminism in the 21st century.
Glazer, Brian
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
BF323.C8 G73
Picking the brains of successful people from all walks of life in order to know what they know.
Guilfoyle, Kimberly
Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate
BJ1611.2 G84 2015
Lessons from childhood and hard work have prepared the author for making a really good case.
Gutfeld, Greg
How to Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct
E907.G87 2015
Helps you convince your friends and family that the political right is, well, right.


Hepola, Sarah
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
HV5293.H384 A3 2015x
Author examines the drinking life that was once so important to her.
Hodgman, George
Bettyville: A Memoir
HQ1063.6 H63 2015
George moves from his loft in Manhattan back home to Missouri in order to care for his ailing mother.
Homolka, Gina
The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor
RM222.2 H5865 2014
Even the Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are (relatively) low in sugar and calories.


Isaacson, Walter
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, an Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
QA76.2 A2 I87 2014
Concerns all the pioneers in computer technology—Some billionaires, Some forgotten.



Kaling, Mindy
Why Not Me?
PN2287.K18 A3 2015
For Mindy, personal & professional fulfillment always seem just a little bit out of reach.
Kilmeade, Brian
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History
E335.K55 2015
US Navy versus the Barbary Pirates. Play Ball!
Klein, Naomi
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
HC79.E5 K56 2014
Author's brilliant, cogent analysis on how to save the planet Earth for future generations.
Krakauer, Jon
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
HV6568.M57 K73 2015
Personal small sample size report (University of Montana) on the nationwide epidemic of campus related rape.


Lamott, Anne
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
BL624.L352 2014
Christian virtue, when applied sincerely, goes a long, long way.
Larson, Erik
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
D592.L8 L28 2015
Torpedo from the German Unterseeboot-20 is what sent the luxury liner Lusitania and 1,119 souls to the bottom of the sea.
Lawson, Jenny
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
PN4874.L285 A3 2015
In order to counterbalance severe depression and anxiety, Jenny developed a wicked sense of humor.
Leaming, Barbara
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story
CT275.O552 L43 2014
Examines the former First Lady and her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Leovy, Jill
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
HV6529.L46 2014
In South Los Angeles you literally cannot get away with black-on-black murder. At least not anymore.
Levitin, Daniel J.
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
BF323.D5 L49
Organize your mind grasshopper.
Levitt, Steven D.
When to Rob a Bank...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
HB74.P8 L47973
Best and Worst of the Freakonomics guy's blog. By the way the answer for when to rob a bank---NEVER!


McCullough, David
The Wright Brothers
TL540.W7 M3825 2015
Two brothers, bicycle mechanics from Ohio, know how to fly.
Madison, Holly
Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
PN1992.4.M263 A3 2015x
Just like the White House, Kremlin and Vatican—inside information from the Playboy Mansion is always welcome.
Marsh, Henry
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
RD592.9.M37 A3 2015x
Portrays the high-risk, high-reward life of a neurosurgeon.
Martin, Wednesday
Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
F128.68.U63 M37 2015
An anthropological view of the beasts residing on Park Avenue.
Miglore, Kristen
Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way you Cook
TX714.M535 2015
You don't need to be a genius to appreciate these recipes.
Munroe, Randall
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Q173.M9649 2015x
Entertaining explanations concerning complicated things like: data centers, tectonic plates, bridges and the solar system.


Northrup, Christine
Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
RA778.N794 2015
Dr. Northrup shows you how to remain being yourself despite yourself.
Nutt, Amy Ellis
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
HQ77.95 U6 N87 2015
Story of transgender girl that was once one of a pair of identical twin boys.
Nye, Bill
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
QH45.5 N94 2014
Science is the key to understanding the general nature of things.


O'Reilly, Bill
Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
E877.3.O74 2015
Felled by an assassin's bullet, President Ronald Reagan is forced to fight for his life.
Offerman, Nick
Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
CT215.O35 2015
Semi-serious, semi-comedic take on American history.


Parker, Mary-Louise
Dear Mr. You
PN2287.P267 A3 2015
Book is a series of letters from the actress to the important men that helped shape her life, for the better.
Perino, Dana
And the Good News is...Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side
CT275.P5695 A3 2015
Author's success is the result of a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck.
Perlmutter, David
Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life
QR171.G29 P47 2015x
Can the microbes in your stomach affect your brain?
Poehler, Amy
Yes Please
PN2287.P5675 A3 2014x
Actor now author hits all the right comedic notes, and a few personal ones as well.
Pollan, Corky
The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals
TX741.P65 2014x
The family that cooks together stays together.



Reynolds, Debbie
Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends
PN2287.R45 A3 2015x
Hollywood star recalls her fabulous career and everyone that came with it.
Robbins, Tony
MONEY: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
HG179.R5455 2014x
Financial freedom: seven tiny little giant steps and you are there.
Ronson, Jon
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Weighty yet amusing report on how people that have been publicly shamed are able to cope (or not).


Savage, Michael
Government Zero: No Borders, No Language, No Culture
JC574.2 U6 S273 2015x
Progressives and radical Islamists are pushing us closer to our appointed doom.
Shields, Brooke
There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me
PN2287. S37195 A3 2014x
Mother-Daughter and their joined-at-the-hip Hollywood career.
Steinem, Gloria
My Life on the Road
HQ1413.S675 A3 2015
Seminal leader in the fight for women's rights has travelled the highways & byways of America supporting the cause.


Todd, Chuck
The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House
E907.T63 2014bx
Author feels that political inexperience doomed the Obama presidency from the outset.




Weintraub, Robert
No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII
D810.A65 W45 2015x
Traits of this World War II veteran include: nobility, bravery, loyalty, intelligence and a tendency to bark.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
PS3545.I342 Z46 2014
Beloved author's recently discovered autobiography enlightens and entertains.



Yousafzai, Malala
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
LC2330.Y687 2013y
One young woman's heroic battle against the injustice of it all.